The Independent on Sunday (UK) reports:
Beef products found to have been contaminated with horsemeat are to be relabelled and put back on sale in British stores, The Independent on Sunday can reveal.
The Swedish retailer Ikea has become the first to confirm plans to return withdrawn items to the human food chain, three months after watchdogs discovered horse DNA in a series of “beef” products sold in shops and restaurants throughout Europe.
Batches of Ikea’s signature meatballs could now return to its shelves and in-store restaurants within days, relabelled to warn of the true contents and probably at a reduced price.
Details of the proposals emerged after the Government gave the green light to supermarkets and suppliers to put their frozen contaminated products back on sale, rather than throwing them away.